Mar 7, 2013 10:00pm PST
this woman, 47-year-old regina butler. the granddaughter says she is a homeless alcoholic drug addicted prostitute who was stealing the victim's social security checks for more than a year. christina knew she would be coming back to the apartment and had everyone on the lookout. >> my phone rang three times. the office rang three times. i was here within 8 minutes and i chased her down and kept her here until the place came. >> sam suffered from dementia and told everyone butler was his girlfriend. warned multiple times that the woman was not welcome. when she kept coming, stan got an eviction notices and they think that's when she killed him. >> he was a senior and he was used and abused. it's a sad situation. >> we asked the victim's granddaughter what she wants to happen to the suspect at the time. she said that she'll loaf that leave that up to the court. >> the granddaughter proved to be quite the investigator, it seems. >> yeah, she got a couple tips from social media. she followed up, found a suspect at a gas station and at a bank and changed the locks here and monitoring
Mar 8, 2013 5:00am PST
. today you really smell the decay. >> jacobson's 47-year-old girlfriend regina butler was arrested yesterday when she returned to the home. his family says they suspected she was stealing his social security checks. >>> fresno county investigators believe a lion escaped his feeding cage before killing a volunteer at an animal park. the coroner says diana hanson died instantly on wednesday when the lion broke her he neck at cat haven in dunlap. it appears the lion managed to lift the gate on the cage while she was cleaning the larger enclosure. she may have been distracted. she was on the phone at the time. her father says the coroner told him the lion was probably just trying to play with his daughter. >> you know, i have always had a premonition that someday i would get a call like this but i just thought it would be much further in the future than at 24. >> a sheriff's deputy shot and killed the lion in an effort to save her. >>> tears poured from thousands of eyes as mourners said good- bye to two fallen police officers yesterday. [ pause ] >
Mar 8, 2013 5:00am PST
found his body in his apartment. officers arrested a woman named regina butler in the case. police don't know how long his body was in the apartment. >> time is now 5:37. venezuela is holding a state funeral for the late president hugo chavez. he died tuesday at the age of 58 but the people of venezuela will still be able to see him. like other revolutionaries like the soviet founder, chavez's body will be embalmed and placed on permanent display in a glass tomb near the palace. at the funeral includes the includes the irania leader and new york democratic congressman gregory meeks. >> more than 8,000 people gathered for the public memorial for detective elizabeth butler and lawrence butch baker in san jose. it has touched people from all across the bay area. this was the scene yesterday as more than 150 people crowded on to the main street overpass many were overcome we motion as they watch the procession as it traveled from santa cruz to san jose. >> the life of those lost, to be here in person. >> my brother and sister were all in law enforcement and public service. heavy day today.
Mar 9, 2013 7:00am PST
to show you the booking photograph for regina butler. she was arrested on thursday. police believe she killed 69- year-old stan jacobson whose body went unfound in his apartment for a month. butler was trying to scam him for insurance. >> a man has been arrested in a separate deadly stabbing this week. the 20-year-old killed a 27- year-old eric wright whose body was found on wednesday. we were there shortly after the find. the investigators say wright had been stabbed several times and they don't believe the killing was danger related. >> the where abouts of many california sex offenders is unknown. last year a law took effect that sent paroled sex offender who messed with their gps's to county jail but they are over crowded so must served little to no time at all. lawmakers say that makes them more likely to risk cutting off the devices, on wednesday the associated press reported the number of paroled offender who are fugitives is 15% higher than it was before the law went into effect. >> tomorrow cat haven plans to reopen. this is where an intern was killed by a lion on wednesday.
Mar 8, 2013 6:00am PST
arrested his girlfriend known as regina butler in this case. >> another fatal stabbing in san jose, wednesday 's homicide in the area was not gang related. he had been stabbed several times. police say they don't have a motive in the case yet or any suspects. they hope to release the name of the victim soon. >> time is running out. a big homeless camp clean up is planned this morning in san jose. she has been out at the camp and you haven't out there a few times in the last couple of weeks. does it look like people will pack up and leave or stay. >> now that it's light out we see people moving around. the people behind us are packing up and moving around. you can see the gentleman there has been removing the tarp and folding them out. they have a car they'll put most of their belongings in. her car registration expired. she can't afford to pay it. she used to be a home care nurse but she had to quit her job to take care of sick relatives. she hasn't been able to find a job sense and she tells me they don't know where they're going to go next. in the past couple of months, this gras
Mar 8, 2013 7:00am PST
a woman named regina butler has been arrested in the case. >> there was speculation she was involved in prostitution, that she may have been trying to exploit hifinancially. we don't know. >> his friends remember him for the magic tricks he could do. >>> detectives also now say another fatal stabbing in san jose was not gang related. the victim a man in his early 20s was found in guadalupe oak grove park wednesday afternoon. police say they hope to soon release his name. so far they don't have a motive or any suspects. >> the conclave to elect a new pope could start monday. the last of the 115 voting cardinals have arrived in vatican city. we are live in rome with the important announcement that comes down in two and a half hours. >> reporter: right. good morning. to you. in two and a half hours the cardinals will vote basically for when to begin the conclave. that secret election to pick a new pope. we should know what the resuddenlies are of that election and when it'll begin later today. before the conclave they will died how much longer they want to continue the preconclave mee
Mar 14, 2013 6:00am PDT
mattresses under piles of laundry. his girlfriend, regina, louise, butler, was later arrested on suspicion of homicide. >>> in san francisco, a court hearing expected today for a 24-year-old woman accused of kicking a toddler for no apparent reason at golden gate park. police say sabrina bell walked past a man and his daughter and kicked the little girl in the chest. the girl fell to the ground and hit her head but luckily was not seriously hurt. >>> breaking news right now in san jose. the east side union high school district confirming a sex offender recently did travel with students during a field trip. "today in the bay" marla tallez has been working on this story live at andrew hill high school with the latest. good morning, marla. >> reporter: jon, good morning. that field trip happened back on february 13th. now the details are coming to light. san jose police confirmed the department is investigating this field trip that took students from an due hill high school to deanza college in cupertino. the registered sex offender did ride the bus but officer albert morales tells me the per